November 13, 2019

US seizes large North Korean ship used to transport coal

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From Newsmax The Trump administration says it has seized a North Korean cargo ship that U.S. officials say was used to transport coal in violation of international sanctions. The Justice Department announced the seizure Thursday of the Wise Honest. The ship was detained by Indonesia last month with two dozen crew members on board. U.S. […]

4 US journalists excluded from a dinner with Trump and Kim Jong Un at the summit in Vietnam

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Reuters From Business Insider The White House barred reporters from Reuters, the Associated Press, Bloomberg and the Los Angeles Times from covering a dinner between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Wednesday after two of them asked Trump questions during his initial interactions with Kim. The reporters are part of […]

US: Trump, Kim meet in human rights hell

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By John Gizzi From Newsmax Whatever emerges from the summit this week between President Donald Trump and North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un, it is highly unlikely that the international spotlight on host nation Vietnam is going to change with it having one of the world’s most abysmal records on human rights. A 2019 annual […]

North Korea skirts US sanctions by secretly selling software around the globe

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By Taylor Hatmaker From TechCrunch Fake social media profiles are useful for more than just sowing political discord among foreign adversaries, as it turns out. A group linked to the North Korean government has been able to duck existing sanctions on the country by concealing its true identity and developing software for clients abroad. This […]

North Korea has not stopped nuclear activities, UN Watchdog Agency says

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From WN North Korea’s nuclear activities have not stopped over the past, and it continues to develop its nuclear program, the United Nations’ nuclear watchdog said in a new report, ABC News reports. The “continuation and further development” of the program are “cause for grave concern,” the International Atomic Energy Agency said in its report, […]

Korean families meet after 65 years

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Joy, disbelief as Korean families separated by war meet after 65 years By Hyonhee Shin From Reuters SEOUL (Reuters) – About 90 families from North and South Korea wept and embraced on Monday as the neighbors held their first reunion events in three years for relatives wrenched apart by the Korean War for more than […]

WashPost: North Korea still building missiles

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By Jason Devaney From Newsmax Government officials believe North Korea is continuing to manufacture missiles in a facility near its capital of Pyongyang. According to The Washington Post, the officials cited satellite images that purportedly show activity at the Sanumdong military facility. North Korea has already made two of its ICBMs at that plant. Intelligence […]

Trump Kim summit: US wants ‘major N Korea disarmament’ by 2020

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From BBC The US hopes to see “major disarmament” by North Korea by the end of 2020, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says. His comments come a day after an unprecedented meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Singapore. In a statement North Korea agreed to work towards “complete denuclearisation […]

Trojan horses

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Journalists covering the Trump-Kim summit were given free USB fans — but security experts warn they may be Trojan horses full of malware By Kif Leswing From Business Insider Journalists covering President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore this week were given free USB-powered fans as a gift. Security […]

North Korea’s top 3 military officials replaced as Trump and Kim prepare to meet

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By John Walcott, Reuters From Business Insider North Korea’s top three military officials have been removed from their posts, a senior U.S. official said on Sunday, as U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un prepare to meet on June 12 in Singapore. The U.S. official didn’t identify the three military officials, […]